May 2020 archive

Emma & Jon’s Wedding 26th July 2019

Emma & Jon

In this time of lockdown although I am writing the garden blog, I do miss weddings. Therefore I thought I would write a piece on my friend’s daughters wedding for whom I had the privilege of doing her flowers and attending. Firstly I will give a little background to our friendship.

Clare and I met at a mother and baby clinic when her daughter Emma and my son Tom were 6 weeks old. They spent their early years playing together and attending the same primary school. They went through the familiar stage of saying they would marry when they grew up! We have moved house a number of times but remained friends, I am in fact godmother to one of Clare’s other children.

Move on 20 years, Emma qualified as a primary school teacher, met Jon who proposed and they set the date for their marriage on Friday 26th July 2019 at the lovely Rowhill Grange Hotel and Spa

It can be quite tricky attending a wedding and providing the flowers but the wedding ceremony was not until 3pm with the ceremony and reception in different areas so set up was not a problem. However, the weather was a slightly different story. The ceremony was planned to be outside but it was touch and go right up to the 11th hour. It had rained most of the morning and a decision had to be made by 2.30pm as to whether it could be held outside. Miraculously the sun came out and stayed out but chairs were still being wiped dry as I attached the aisle chair flowers!

The flowers were whites and blue with sliver and grey, green foliages to compliment Jon’s fab tartan suit, here he is looking a little apprehensive with a white thistle & wax flower buttonhole.

The groomsmen had matching waistcoats and the bridesmaids dresses were a minky/grey.

Above are Emma’s twin siblings Ollie, a groomsman and Alice, a bridesmaid in the middle. I used roses, lysimachia, lisianthus, white and blue thistle with a few stems of lavender from our garden. You can see a close up of the bouquet below.

A lovely photo of signing the register with Emma’s bouquet and a vase of flowers from the reception tables.

A kiss and confetti moment!

Emma & the girls on the lawn with a backdrop of hydrangea’s.

And a close up of the bouquets.

The grounds were perfect for romantic photos

It was a lovely day with canapes and champagne on the lawn, an afternoon tea reception. Speeches by the bridesmaids and a Mr & Mrs game devised and compared by Emma’s twin siblings. Game in full swing below!

There was an evening BBQ and disco at which we had a good old boogie!

Thanks to Natalie Hyland for the great photos of Emma & Jon and to them for letting me be part of their wedding day.